Why talk about fire safety
Fire safety is all about risk. The probability of a serious fire in any building may be low, but the potential consequences are enormous. ROCKWOOL insulation products are often used as a dedicated fire protection to parts of building structure and industrial equipment. Unwanted fire is a destructive force that causes many thousands of deaths and billions of dollars of property loss each year. People around the world expect that their homes and workplaces will be safe from the ravages of an unwanted fire.
Unfortunately, fires can occur in almost any kind building, often when least expected. The safety of the occupants depends on many factors in the design and construction of buildings, including the expectation that certain buildings and parts of buildings will not collapse in a fire or allow the fire to spread.
ROCKWOOL products contribute to fire safety in a multitude of ways:
Generally as a non-combustible core material, the contribution to the spread of fire is negligible or none.
ROCKWOOL products only marginally – if ever – generate toxic smoke and particles.
ROCKWOOL insulation products are often used as a dedicated fire protection to parts of building structure and industrial equipment.